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Richard Kuller

Personal Info

Richard Kuller has completed ten years as instructor in Tap and Jazz Dance at PCC.  He also teaches Tap at Glendale Community College (GCC), and has staged musical numbers and dances for PCC and GCC Theater productions and the Tournament of Roses Honor Band Dancers.  He founded and directed the PCC Summer Triple-threat Workshop, which produced seven editions of its signature musical revue, Broadway Songbook.  Main stage musicals choreographed at PCC are Baby, I’m Sorry the Bridge is Out, The Merry Widow (Opera Dept.), The Apple Tree, City of Angels and Into the Woods.  At GCC he choreographed Anything Goes, Fiddler on the Roof and Once Upon a Mattress.  In 2013, he directed PCC's spring musical, Hairspray.  This spring he is teaching Intermediate Tap and Fundamentals of Acting, and is choreographer of Company, the inaugural production in PCC's new Center for the Arts.

The son of a prominent Hollywood writer, Richard grew up in a show-business environment, then majored in English at the University of Redlands.  He studied, and eventually taught, dance at private studios throughout the Los Angeles area.  Prior to teaching at community colleges, Richard worked in the entertainment industry as a writer, director, choreographer and actor.  He is an NEA Opera/Musical Theatre Producer's Grant recipient, a PCC Academic Excellence Grant recipient, and in 2009 received the PCC Academic Senate/Board of Trustees Adjunct Faculty Distinguished Lecturer/Performer Award.